Mary Vasquez

  • Mary Vasquez

    Dr, Mary Vasquez, Faculty Advisor

  • SAE Order of the Violet


    Order of the Violet

  • Mary S. Vásquez, Professor of Spanish, has been at Davidson College since 1996. She was born in Bronxville, New York and raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. Her life has been greatly enriched by the experience of living in diverse regions of the United States and Spain: the Midwest, North and South Florida, the Pacific Northwest, the desert Southwest, the Southeast, and, in Spain, Extremadura, Alicante, and Madrid.


    In addition to the range of courses shared by all faculty members in Spanish, she offers classes in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Spain, with particular interest in the Spanish Civil War period; the literature of exile, film; and the Holocaust seen through a Spanish prism, as well as in the intersections among society, culture, and literary expression. In her research, which directly informs her teaching, she works in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Peninsular Spanish literature, culture, and film; the literary and cinematic representation of Spain's anti-fascist guerrillas, the Maquis, and of Spanish experience and view of the Holocaust; and in Latino literature in the United States, with the  experience of exile as teh point of intersection.  She is founding editor of the academic journal Letras Peninsulares, now concluding its 22nd year publication cycle. 


    On Tuesday evening, November 29, 2011, Mary was presented with SAE's highest honor for women that support our members and chapters - the SAE Order of the Violet.